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Retired Navy vice admiral Walter J. Davis replaces retired Army general Johnnie Wilson as national chair of the BEYA Military Alumni Committee. In this position, VADM Davis will manage all BEYA military services and have oversight of the Stars and Stripes program/events and all veteran activities.
A founding member of the BEYA Stars and Stripes, VADM Davis has made numerous contributions to the 10-year program such as BEYA Stars and Stripes Mentoring. The annual event, which features flag and general officers as well as members of the federal executive service, connects groups of young people at the BEYA conference with opportunities to learn about leadership, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, and the rewards of military service.
During his Naval career, Davis served as a fighter pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and battle group commander. He was navy engineer for the F-14 and Naval Warfare IT Architect. He later served as the director of space, Information Warfare, command and control systems, and modeling and simulation where he directed the Navy’s information technology budget before moving on to become deputy chief of naval operations until his retirement from the public sector.
“Vice Admiral Davis is a longtime friend of Career Communications Group (CCG), a passionate believer in the CCG mission to get more youth into STEM, and a great supporter of our veterans,” said CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc. Dr. Tyrone Taborn. “There is no doubt that VADM Davis will be an outstanding National Military Alumni Chairman.”
Career Communications Group, Inc., publisher of US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, produces the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference, which hosts the BEYA Stars and Stripes event. For more information about this year’s awardees, sponsors, and registration details visit www.beya.org.
The development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers is integral to America's advancement. Career Communications Group publications--US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine and Women of Color magazine--offer a blueprint for continued growth and success in STEM fields by highlighting progress and people at all stages of the STEM pipeline; from the college student taking his first engineering courses to the senior executive managing the projects that will change the ways we live.
A Unique Company Providing Unique Opportunities Career Communications Group, Inc. was founded 25 years ago with a unique mission: To promote significant achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professional careers. We are a socially conscious diversity media company that recognize the mandate to inspire and promote excellence in our youth by telling the stories of the thousands of unheralded people striving for success. The people we reach provide top employers a unique opportunity to fulfill their mission of hiring this country’s most promising talent. We offer inspiring magazines, award-winning syndicated television programs and national conferences to reach hundreds of thousands of students and professionals who share these traits: A determination to succeed and the commitment to be personally responsible for that success. Their attitude of self-empowerment creates a unique hiring environment for companies and other organizations seeking top talent to diversify and strengthen their workforce.